Clamshell's g3 300mhz internal hard drive problem
Make sure the ribbon flex cable is not severed. If you can boot the machine off of the os discs ( cds ), choose system profiler and verify if the system sees the hard disc. If I understand the issue, a new IDE hard drive has been installed? It may be possible that the IDE controller on the logic board has failed, if that IS the case. Also, you can boot the machine in SINGLE USER MODE ( hold down the APPLE and S key) when the machine chimes, and you will forwarded passed open firmware, passed kernel and it should give you a UNIX readout of the hard drive state. If not, type fsck -f, and there you will find the truth. Hard drives have a 4 year life, ( average expectancy ) and reformatting it may even harm the drive. FOr a machine that is 7 years out and slower than most current cellphones, you may be putting more time and effort into it than worth, and believe me, I'm one to not toss out something until it just cant budge anymore.
Keep me posted.
Dec 13, 2007 |
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